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Dec 9, 2012 11:30am EST
that i did, but he didn't weave them into the discussion. here's our vision for america. here's -- let me talk to all voters. i always say -- mitt romney focused as well as he should have on the economy but he talked about jobs and jobs and jobs. 92% of americans roughly of americans looking for work according to the unemployment numbers have a job. so who are you talking to? people -- that other 92%, they are concerned about their job and may be improving their job are concerned about a whole lot of other issues. national security, i've been very active on. i think we need a candidate who is comfortable in their skin, with the positions that mitt romney said he held. it wasn't he wasn't conservative enough and positions he articulated but didn't run a campaign on all of the issues and bring them to the floor that was convincing that he was going to do something. >> as you think about the future of the republican party, i talked to conservatives and they say we're not sufficiently a party of working people. as all of the constituency groups that the president did so well with, particularl
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Dec 6, 2012 7:00pm EST
that the president of afghanistan, america's ally, told me that the u.s. is partly to blame for the insecurity that continues here. but that was his unmistakable message today. >> for a number of years now, there is a growing perception in afghanistan that a significant part of the insecurity in afghanistan is caused by the way the united states and some of its allies promoted lawlessness in afghanistan. spreading corruption in afghanistan, by employing private security firms who became a law into their own hands, there were also contracts and contractors for all supplies, and all of the supplies, they were run over with corruption. >> would you say that some of these would be intentional in the security, brought by nato and the united states? >> there is a very strong perception that some of that security is intentional, yes. >> reporter: i also asked president karzai what he would say to an american family who lost a loved one in this war. he said that the afghan people are grateful for the sacrifice but accused u.s. leaders of being more interested in american security than the sacrifice of
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Dec 6, 2012 10:00pm EST
gift from the founder. he responds to apple's critics, why can't you be a made in america company? and hints about what may be the next big thing. >> we're living the jetsons with this. when you turn on the tv -- >> television is still television. >>> also tonight, the conversation every family should have, the decision faced by every family. so why do so many get it wrong and regret it? harry smith gives us a very intimate look inside one place where they're trying to change that. >> give me as much time as i can get. but keep me comfortable. >>> also tonight, ann curry travels to new zealand to visit film director peter jackson. can his hotly anticipated new movie "the hobbit" possibly live up to "the lord of the rings"? >> one of my favorite characters. >> ann goes inside his magical world. >> now we're really in trouble. >> yeah, where are we looking? oh, dear. >> that and more tonight as "rock center" gets under way. >>> good evening and welcome to "rock center." the impact of apple on life in america is well established by any standard. they have changed our electronics and
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Dec 9, 2012 5:30am EST
to your loved ones.is ca. [ female announcer ] but when u send a kleenex®are pack, complete with america's softest tissue, you're also giving a warm gesture of care. kleenex®. america's softest tissue. [ humming ] [ babbling ] the cheerios bandit got you again? [ both laugh ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios ♪ >>> oh, boy. what a music class for students at the elementary school in southeast. the talent group sang with celebrated cellist yo-yo ma a day after he performed at the kennedy center. ma has been honored with the presidential medal of awards and a number of grammys just to name a few. the school is part of the program that brings the arts into the classroom to help boost academic performs answer. there is a student that set record breaking goal for herself and gained a lot of loyal fans in the process. our reporter caught up with the young basketball phenom in the brink of making basketball history. >> one, two, three. defense! >> reporter: tonight's scrimmage just the warmup to history in the offing for the high sch
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Dec 22, 2012 6:30pm EST
across america. millions of folks, myself among them, doing a lot of last-minute shopping. nbc's michelle franzen is along 5th avenue here in midtown manhattan where the buying seems to be brisk. michelle, good evening. >> reporter: well, good evening, lester. shoppers are out tonight on this last saturday before christmas, typically one of the busiest days of the shopping season. whether shoppers are wrapping up gift buying or just getting started. but for some, that uncertainty over the fiscal economy is also affecting how much they'll spend. with just three more days to shop before christmas, the crowds are out in full force on this super saturday. >> i know who i need to buy for but not what i'm buying yet. >> reporter: even as uncertainty over the fiscal cliff is on the minds of some shoppers. >> it's sort of scary. it's concerning. >> reporter: a poll out this week of 1500 americans showed that 17% are planning to spend less due to money concerns. still, retail analysts say holiday sales are ontrack to rise 4.1% to $586 billion the most optimistic forecast since the recession. >> if
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Dec 18, 2012 4:00am EST
stories making news across america today. gun control advocates answered president obama's call for action in the wake of the massacre at sandy hook elementary school. about 200 people rallied outside the washington, d.c. headquarters of the national rifle association. the demonstrators called for the powerful lobby group to stop calling for gun control reform. >>> out west, a group caused an astounding number to turn in guns. they receive the 596 guns. $200 cash was given out for each gun until the cash ran out forcing them to hand out vouchers. >>> and authorities charged 200 with hazing crimes. 19-year-old david boganburger died december 2nd. after taking place in a drinking ritual. and his alcohol level was five times the legal limit. >>> finally, crews rushed to find a man who fell 30 feet inside a water tower. the man suffered two broken legs and a broken nose but was hoisted out of the tank. >>> in and victor cruz on connecticut shooting victim jack pinto. as we showed you yesterday, cruz wrote jack pinto's name on his shoes calling him my hero. after the game, he told how he felt.
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Dec 18, 2012 4:00pm EST
the unprecedented change she helped ♪ >>> in just a few hours, we will find out who america has picked to be this season's winner of nbc's hit show "the voice." the three finalists all perfect formed last night and all of them asked for america's vote. >> former contestants also took to the stage to pay tribute to the victims of the connecticut school tragedy. nbc's stephanie stanton is live in l.a. right now with a preview of tonight's big two-hour season finale. stephanie? >> reporter: yes, indeed. yesterday the show started on an emotional somber note with that tribute to the connecticut shooting victims. well, tonight, in just a few hours, we will learn the winner of "voice." it all comes down to these three finalists. the rocker, the soul man, and the pop country queen. so will we see a woman win this thing for the very first time? it is all up to america. ♪ it won't be long >> reporter: for the finalists last night's show was unlike any other before. >> i admit, it was a different vibe. >> reporter: the finale began with coaches and singers uniting for a tribute to the victims
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Dec 17, 2012 7:00am EST
g data on their nationwide 4g network. from america's gift headquarters. walmart. >>> this is a news 4 newsbreak. >> good morning. it is 7:26 on monday, december 17. i'm aaron gilchrist. breaking news on the roads. >> if folks are northbound, gw parkway, the ramp to the inner loop shut down because of an accident in the area. you are seeing delays as you travel northbound. let's shoot over to delays on i-270. a foggy commute for you. southbound at shady grove the delays start in german town continuing to rockville. on 395 northbound, usual delays to the 14th street bridge. >> our headlines, today is the first day of classes since the tragedy in connecticut. local classrooms making sure students will feel safe. they don't know of specific threats but want to make sure students and parents feel safe. >>> a plan to help d.c. flood victims with a $1 million repair fund could come to a halt. the washington post says mayor gray and leaders at d.c. water want to stop a plan to reimburse victims in northwest washington. it could set a precedent making taxpayers responsible for future uninsur
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Dec 30, 2012 10:30am EST
've got a huge opportunity around energy. we are producing more energy and america can become an energy exporter. how do we do that in a way that also deals with some of the environmental challenges that we have at the same time. so that's going to be a third thing. but the most immediate thing i've got to do, starting on january 1st, if congress doesn't act before the end of the year, is make sure that taxes are not going up on middle class families. and because it is going to be very hard for the economy to sustain its current growth trends if suddenly we have a huge bite taken out of the average americans' paycheck. >> those are four huge things, you didn't mention after newtown, although i know you're thinking about it, new gun regulations. mayor bloomberg of new york told me couple of weeks ago on this program, that ought to be your number one agenda item. you know how hard this is. do you have the stomach for the political fight for new gun control laws? >> you know, david, i think anybody who was up in newtown, who talked to the parents, who talked to the families, understands th
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Dec 31, 2012 2:05am EST
of "open house." america's top properties and designs. if you missed something on today's show, go to openhousetv.com. you can join our facebook family or follow us on twitter, and thanks for stopping in. i will see you next week on a whole new episode of "open join. >>> from nbc news in washington, the world's longest-running television program, this is "meet the press," with david gregory. >> good sunday morning, time is nearly up before we go over the so-called fiscal cliff. senate leaders spent the weekend working on a last-ditch deal and the house comes back today for a rare sunday night session. yesterday afternoon, in an exclusive interview, president obama sat down with me in the blue room of the white house. to discuss the way forward and his priorities for a second term. >> mr. president, welcome back to "meet the press." >> great to be here, thank you. >> the obvious question -- are we going over the fiscal cliff? >> well, i think we're going to find out in the next 48 hours what congress decides to do. but i think it's important for the american people to understand exa
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Dec 23, 2012 8:00am EST
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Dec 24, 2012 3:05am EST
the markets and how they've been reacting and wall street and corporate america more generally. is there new pessimism that we're, a, not going to get a deal and not solve the issue anyway? >> big disappointment. people outside of washington understand clearly. a couple hundred billion over ten years separating both sides. the question becomes can washington still govern itself? two, there's a realization we're in the middle of a small recovery. if we find ourselves not able to resolve this moment, it retards and slows and undermines what we see ourselves doing going forward. finally, for the life of me as someone who sfrd there, it was so distressful to watch both sides yell at each other. i feel sorry for speaker boehner. i've seen sop of your colleagues who are a little unreasonable and i dare say some democrats who are unraeasonable. what does it take to make them come together if they can't come together at this moment as close as they are. >> durable goods is up, the housing market is beginning to come back. the market is poised. but the stock market is going to react. i can't previous
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Dec 28, 2012 5:00am EST
is one of the top countries from which america adopts. it could affect more than 1500 adoptions currently under way. melissa mollet, news 4. >>> four minutes after 5:00. the military world mourning the death of the man known as stormin' norman. he died yesterday from complications with pneumonia. he's best remembered as helping lead forces that kicked saddam hussein out of kuwait during the first gulf war. a friend of his says schwarzkopf was in love with america and was possessed by a sense of duty. norman schwarzkopf was 78 years old. former president george h.w. bush released a statement saying "general schwarzkopf epitomized the duty, service, country creed. more than that, he was a good and decent man and a good friend." >>> the 41st president is still in intensive care but it appears that he's still fighting saying he's in good hands. a spokesperson for the bush family says the former president will probably be in the hospital for a little while. but that he would advise people to "put the harps back in the closet." . the 88-year-old has been in a houston hospital since november 23r
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Dec 28, 2012 11:00am EST
to america's fastest, most consistent, most reliable internet -- verizon fios. >>> breaking news to tell you about, five people injured in a multiple car crash in rockville. chopper 4 is over the scene. the wreck is at the intersection of rockville pike and templeton place. two are in serious condition. one is being airlifted to the hospital as we speak. the conditions of the three others involved is unknown at this time. stay with "news4 midday" as we continue to get information. and we'll send it over to mike cremedas with traffic. >>> erika, the other problem on southern avenue blocked between wheeler road and 13th street in the southeast and that has southbound wheeler closed between bellevue and southern avenue. the problem on southbound 355 at cedar lane. only the left lane is getting by that water main construction. it is causing a bit of delay in each direction and slow southbound 95, springfield to wood bridge. back to you in the stood you. >>> we're following a developing story. a gunman is dead after shooting three police officers in new jersey. investigators say it happened aro
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Dec 28, 2012 7:00am EST
in america than any other country. we're talking tens of thousands of country over the last 20 years or so. as of this morning, russia has just made this illegal effective immediately in a sort of diplomatic dispute with the u.s. that seems to have very little to do with the children. they're like any proud parent. americans posting their stories of adopting russian children, showing their happiness on the internet. >> so we're leaving. >> this family traveled to russia in 2007 overjoyed to adopt ben. >> you've gotten to be a big boy. >> a head full of hair. >> i know. like daddy's. >> a relationship that took nearly a year to get started. >> it's a million pieces of paper. you laugh about it, but it really is quite an intensive process. >> now at home, ben just turned 7, very much an all-american boy. >> how about some milk? >> i hate milk. >> you hate milk. >> celebrating the holidays, last christmas they decided to adopt a second russian child, prepared to work through those sticky wheels of bureaucracy all over again. now it's politics threatening to derail their dream entirely. russia
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Dec 9, 2012 8:00am EST
fashions. at kay, the number-one jewelry store in america. ohhhh. right. ♪ every kiss begins with kay [ female announcer ] holiday cookies are a big job. everything has to be just right. perfection is in the details. ♪ get to holiday fun faster with pillsbury cookie dough. >>> mtv gave birth 20 years ago to reality television with its ground-breaking show "the real world." once the home of music videos the network is known for controversial hits like "teen mom" and jersey shore." as michelle franzen, the next reality offering is drawing protest before it airs. >> reporter: mtv is at it again with another reality series following the highs but mostly lows of teens gone wild with cameras rolling. >> we're young, free, and buck wild. >> reporter: "buckwild" centers around a group of friends living it up in a west virginia town. >> this is how you make tater salad in west virginia. >> reporter: the southern version of "the jersey shore" where snooki and the situation became household names for what they did on camera and off. >> i never cheated on him. >> these shows get crazy and while
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Dec 9, 2012 10:30am EST
court sz. >> how do you see it? >> marriage equality is part of america's future. we saw that in state after state in the last election. the supreme court will take up the issue, and i hope that they understand as most of us do that this is part of our future. marriage equality and the equal treatment of people who have made this decision is part of what america is all about. >> final point, senator durbin. susan rice. will she be the president's secretary of state nominee and could she get confirmed in the senate at this point? >> i can't say that because the president has not told me what his decision will be. there have been two excellent names mentioned, ambassador rice and my colleague, senator kerry. either one of them would have a tough job following the great job of hillary clinton, but they could both serve this country in an extraordinary way as secretary of state. >> you're saying that rice could get confirmed? >> i do believe so. i think at the end, some of the criticisms against her have been unwarranted. many have gone just too far. there is really a basic feeling of fair
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Dec 10, 2012 11:42am EST
demand. >> reporter: america is using nearly 700,000 fewer barrels of oil each year than we did in 2007. does that mean we won't have to worry about $4 or $5 gas? >> we could see $4 this spring. $5, i wouldn't be surprised to see pumps at $5 a gallon. should there be another refining issue. >> reporter: but americans will have extra dollars to spend on family and friends this holiday season. >> that was tom costello reporting. now to the latest business news. there are small gains on wall street. let's check in with hampton pearson with more on that. hi has the rest of the business headlines, too. hampton? >> we do have stocks trading in positive territory. the surprise resignation of italy's prime minister offset by a good report on mcdonald's sales. checking the major averages this hour, the dow is up 27 points. the nasdaq is up 14, the s&p up two. italy's prime minister, the man credited with restoring confidence in italy's shaky economy has resigned. italy's stock index dropped 3%. there was a ripple effect in the u.s. and european markets earlier. monty said he can't leave the coun
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Dec 24, 2012 4:00am EST
. >>> and more on the late senator inouye. >>> and what's on the menu? america's most expensive christmas dinner. you're watching "early today." . >>> hi, i'm stationed at airsam air base. i wanted wish a merry christmas to my son and boys. merry christmas. >> i'm in southwest asia. i wanted to wish a very merry christmas to my wife, kara, and beautiful daughters. i'll be home soon, and i hope you have a great christmas and happy new year. >> and happy holidays to you, as well. >>> here are some stories making news this morning. activists in syria see government warplanes attacked a bakery in a rebel-held town killing people including children. it appears to be one of the deadliest aerial attacks in the nearly two-year-long civil war. >>> michael crapo is sorry after been arrested and driving under the influence near washington, d.c., early sunday. >>> and in honolulu, president obama and the first lady attended a memorial service for senator daniel inouye, the world war ii veteran who died last week at age 88 after serving nearly 50 years in congress. >>> the markets will be open for a half day
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Dec 28, 2012 4:30am EST
of his said schwarzkopf was in love with america and was possessed by a sense of duty. >> i think america suffered a tremendous loss with the loss of a great patriot. >> schwarzkopf retired from the army in 1991 and led a quiet life in tampa. he was 78 years old. >>> former president george h.w. bush released a statement remembering the former general. he said "general schwarzkopf epitomized the duty, service country creed that defended our freedom. he was a good and decent man and a dear friend." >>> the 41st president remains in the hospital but appears to still be fighting. a spokesperson for the bush family says the former president will probably be in the hospital for a while. but that he would advise people to "get this, put the harps back in the closet he's telling everybody." . the 88-year-old has been in a houston hospital since november 23rd. his condition worsened when he suffered complications from bronchitis. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton will return to work soon. she had to slow down because of a stomach virus and a concussion she sustained after fainting. she had t
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Dec 30, 2012 8:00am EST
-con shooter with guns say they were actually stolen from her. >>> the showdown over guns in america is taking center stage in northern virginia. scores of gun owners are being met by scores of anti-gun activists at one of the largest gun shows. sales of the bushmaster semiautomatic rifle are brisk driven by fear congress will install the man. >>> an arrest in the second subway bush death this month. she told them she shoved the victim off and to his death because she hates muslims since september 11th. 31-year-old erica menendez could face 25 years to life in prison if convicted. >>> 50 american troops are helping u.s. citizens and diplomates evacuate the central african republic. president obama ordered the evacuation after heavy criticism of the administration security response for the september 11th attack in benghazi. >>> george h.w. bush is out of intensive care and in a regular room in houston. a spokesman says his condition is improving. the 88-year-old has been hospitalized for more than a month with complications related to bronchitis >>> on december 31st, 1907, the first big ball dr
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Dec 7, 2012 12:35am EST
honor, huh? >> it's very small country. and i think -- i wish -- i think in america, who's are the most influential person on twitter here. >> jimmy: no. well, please, no. [ cheers and applause ] by far no. >> as you well know, i mean it's great to have, it's fantastic tool. so, you can -- >> it is, right? >> yeah. >> jimmy: i follow you on twitter. it's really fun. you are having people send in their holiday christmas sweaters, or jumpers, as you call them. and you posted a couple pictures of you. there is one from the '80s there. look at that sweater. [ laughter ] >> stop laughing. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, i mean that's pretty awesome. >> i bet you've all got one like that somewhere. >> jimmy: but no one has one like this one. [ laughter ] is that a lemur. >> that's a lemur. we are trying to protect the lemurs. they are a beautiful species in madagascar. they're quite fun. all their forest is being chopped down. so yeah. we are trying to make a bit of noise about the lemurs. >> jimmy: yeah. you're such a good man. i mean, that right there is cool. you don't even realize that. you'
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Dec 5, 2012 7:00pm EST
again during debt limit talks early next year. >> that is a bad strategy for america. it is a bad strategy for your businesses. and it is not a game that i will play. >> reporter: and brian, tonight, the white house is preparing in case the country does go over that fiscal cliff, budget officials have asked all federal agencies for information that they need in case of possible plans in case of those automatic spending cuts that could go in place in just 27 days. >> peter alexander at the white house for us tonight. thank you. >>> and up next, the loss today of a legend in american music. i put away money. i was 21, so i said, "hmm, i want to retire at 55." and before you know it, i'm 58 years old. time went by very fast. it goes by too, too fast. ♪ but i would do it again in a heartbeat. [ laughs ] ♪ ♪ i took my son fishing every year. we had a great spot, not easy to find, but worth it. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function starting within five minutes.
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Dec 30, 2012 10:00am EST
craze. ♪ chris: our last contestant mitt romney. >> america america god shed his grace on thee ♪ chris: the unanimous vote here. >> i like colin powell. i just like that. here's a guy, younger than i am but we're getting up in years. chris: knew all the lyrics even if we didn't. >> every once in a while president obama likes to challenge his black soul side and you saw it coming out there. >> i'll go with simpson every time. >> this is a disturbing trend. this singing on the campaign trail. >> especially when you can't sing. chris: are we going to have a singing primary? when we come back more of our awards. the annual chutzpah prize is coming up. and the biggest mystery, plus the turning points of 2012. and who had the very best year this year? be right back. chris: welcome back. it's time for one of my favorite awards every year, the chutzpah prize. who had the biggest nerve this year? was it former general electric c.e.o. jack welch suggesting the white house somehow cooked the books when the unemployment rate suddenly dropped the month before the election? here he was on "hardball.
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Dec 30, 2012 6:30pm EST
. and there will be much more on all of this tonight on a live special report on cnbc. it's titled "america's economy held hostage," that's at 8:00 eastern time. >>> overseas, this has been a very deadly weekend in syria, where the civil war has been going on now for 21 months, as fighting raged in a number of cities, activist groups say more than 50 people were killed today and yesterday was far worse, with almost 400 deaths reported. more than 45,000 people have died since the war began. and today, the special u.n. negotiator predicted that 100,000 more syrians could be killed this coming year if the conflict does not end. >>> back in this country, that large and fast-moving winter storm that hit the northeast yesterday and last night came in and out in a hurry but it left a mark with quite a few areas of new england digging out today from up to a foot of snow. they included foxborough, massachusetts, where workers at gillette stadium were getting ready for today's game. parts of maine got even more snow, with up to 18 inches reported. >>> so what is in store for the nation for new year's eve and beyond
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Dec 30, 2012 6:00am EST
politics gets in the way of america's progress. >> and they called on them to reach a prau phaoeuz or allow a vote on his plan that would among other things raise taxes on those making $250,000. >> i believe it could pass both houses as long as these leaders allow it to come to a vote. >> roy blunt delivered the republican spaupbs. >> the president's proposal to raise taxes on the top 2% of the americans will not even pay the interest on the trillion-dollar debt. >> and there is a plan that could include extending unemployment insurance benefits, and allowing tax rates to increase on the wealthiest americans. but this issue remains a major sticking point with many republicans resisting any tax inkraes at all. the last-minute process calls into question washington's ability to look at all the issues. >> meanwhile, americans watched with worry and frustration. >> i think they are all failing us a great deal and i am sick and tired of them fighting. >> it's the equivalent of worrying about your mortgage after you are already homeless. >> and meanwhile, president obama has been consistent in ra
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Dec 6, 2012 7:00am EST
from terrorism. part of the insecurity is coming to us from the structures that america created in afghanistan in the private security firms. the contractors that they promoted at the cost of afghan people. and the way they behaved with afghan people and the anger that has caused in the afghan people, and the resulting insecurity. >> would you say you believe that some of these would be intentional insecurity brought by nato in the united states? >> there is a very strong perception that some of that insecurity is intentional, yes. >> reporter: and when i asked him if he trusted the united states' motives in afghanistan he said, once bitten, twice shy. natalie? >> thanks so much, atia. >>> a new york city homeless man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a man pushed in front of a subway train. 30-year-old naeem davis is being held without bail. he served two years in prison for robbery. on wednesday, the victim's family spoke out. his daughter says she wishes someone had helped her father off the tracks but said, quote, what is done is done. >>> a candle l
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Dec 18, 2012 7:00am EST
in connecticut has heated up the debate over guns in america. should assault rifles be banned? we'll get into that. >>> also, our friend maria shriver will join us live to talk about dealing with grief. but first, these messages and a check of your local news and weather. [ laughter ] smoke? nah, i'm good. ♪ [ male announcer ] every time you say no to a cigarette, you celebrate a little win. nicoderm cq, the patch with time release smart control technology that acts fast and helps control cravings all day long. ♪ quit one day at a time with nicoderm cq. nature valley granola thins pack the big taste of granola and dark chocolate into one perfect square, under 100 calories. nature valley granola thins. home of the meaty, melty mcdouble you love. and other amazing tastes for just a dollar each. every day, as always, there's a lot to love for a little on mcdonald's dollar menu. ♪ on mcdonald's dollar menu. nature's true celebrities aren't always the most obvious. take the humble stevia plant, with a surprising secret to share: sweetness. truvia sweetener. zero-calorie sweetness, born
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Dec 28, 2012 5:00pm EST
a new american law. >> there really is a great irony is that america speaks out against human rights violations, and russia sort of responds by potential denying many thousands of russian orphans the most basic human right of all, which is a loving, permanent family. >> reporter: the bill has angered some russians. ben's father beg president putin to think twice before signing the bill into law. >> just from father to father, president putin, i just ask that, as a father, just to consider what's happening to the families that are in process. let us at least go through the process of bringing home our children. >> reporter: right now it's estimated that 1500 kids are in the process of being adopted. if this law goes into effect january 1, those adoptions could come to a screeching halt. in the newsroom, melissa mollett, news4. >>> john mccain condemned the new legislation, calling it shameful and appalling. in a statement he said the effects are cruel and malicious. thousands of babies and children who had a chance for a loving home and better future will now be denied that opportunit
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Dec 31, 2012 7:00am EST
stands ready at america's biggest block party. >> 54 checkpoints into the core at times square area. people will be safe. we believe it's the safest location in america, times square. >> reporter: unlike new year's celebrations past, nypd has received no specific threats this year, but will be on high alert for signs of trouble in whatever form it may come. >> we use our helicopters in the air, observation posts. we have chemical radiologic al, police on scooters. it is a major commitment on the part of the department. >> reporter: and the department gets major kudos from this former secret service agent who safeguarded president obama in venues large and small. >> the world has changed so the game has changed and people want to see that force there. they want to see the uniforms and the police personnel, they want to see those tactical teams on the ground. it gives them a sense of security. >> security aside, preparations for fun and games have been ongoing for days. 2013 is in place. >> three, two, one. >> reporter: the confetti has been tested. yes, they actually test it. and the
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Dec 23, 2012 11:30pm EST
or more on your walmart credit card and get no interest if paid in full within 12 months. america's gift headquarters. walmart. welcome to chevy's year-end event. so, the 5.3-liter v8 silverado can tow up to 9,600 pounds? 315 horsepower. what's that in reindeer-power? [ laughs ] [ pencil scratches ] [ male announcer ] chevy's giving more. get the best offer of the year -- 0% apr financing for 60 months plus $1,000 holiday bonus cash. plus trade up for an additional $1,000 trade-in allowance. hurry. bonus cash ends january 2nd. [ man ] hello!!!! hello!!!! [ all ] ohh! that is crazy! are you kidding me? let me see! oh! what! that's insane! noooo! mr. woodson? oh hello! hello! [ whistles ] hello! [ all ] hello! [ coach ] caleb, i've got someone i want you to meet. hello. [ male announcer ] at&t. the nation's largest 4g network. covering 3,000 more 4g cities and towns than verizon. rethink possible. >> al: one final game afc playoff picture. the six teams are in, period. nobody is left in the hunt. the question becomes who gets the two byes. right now houston and denver, 1-2. obviously, if t
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Dec 29, 2012 6:30pm EST
. >> we cannot let washington politics get in the way of america's progress. >> reporter: mr. obama met with top party leaders friday, calling on them to either reach a compromise or allow a vote on his plan that would among other things raise taxes on those making more than $250,000. >> i believe such a proposal could pass both houses with bipartisan majorities as long as these leaders allow it to come to a vote. >> reporter: missouri senator roy blount delivered the republican response sharply criticizing the president's proposal. >> the president's proposal to raise taxes on the top 2% of americans won't even pay one-third of the annual interest now owed on the massive $16 trillion debt. >> reporter: in the political cliff hanger sources close to the talks say senate leaders harry reid and mitch mcconnell are drafting a small plan that could include extending unemployment insurance benefits pro-tkting about 30 million americans from paying the alternative minimum tax and allowing tax rates to increase on the wealthiest americans, but this issue remains a major sticking point with man
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Dec 29, 2012 7:00am EST
sponsored by the neighborhood assistance corporation of america or naca. >> welcome, everybody -- >> reporter: and a chance to hang on to their american dream. dave and leslie hurst flew in from boulder, colorado. >> we're behind in our mortgage and in foreclosure. and we'll lose our in a moment we don't get our loan modified. >> reporter: he works with teens, she's a real estate broker. during the recession, their incomes plummeted and they got behind. their foreclosure notice arrived a few weeks ago. at the home they share with their three children. >> hardship -- >> reporter: desiree harvey, a college computer technician, says she's struggling to help support three generations of her family and keep this home. >> i'm just falling behind. i've worked -- i haven't had a raise in five years. >> reporter: both took on mortgage loans and debt which they could no longer afford. >> everything is free -- >> reporter: naca is the brainchild of bruce marks, a former bank regulator who now calls himself a nonviolent bank terrorist. >> wells fargo. wells fargo. bank of america. welcome.
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Dec 23, 2012 10:30am EST
's not where america is at and he's actually helping us. >> senator graham, there are nra supporters, colleagues in the senate who are saying, look, let's not just make this a conversation about kbguns, it's got to be a broader conversation but i heard wayne lapierre say, no, he will not sign on to any new gun legislation. do you believe him? >> i don't think there's anybody in the country that doesn't feel sick in their stomach. i can't imagine a worse situation than getting a call as a parent saying something that happened at school, a shooting or anything else and you go there and your child is killed. so let's just start with that understanding. here's the conversation, we can talk all day long, we had an armed guard in columbine, an assault ban, neither worked. we're talking about preventing mass murder by nontraditional criminals, people who are not traditionally criminal, who are not wired right nor some reason. i don't know if there's anything lindsey graham can do in the senate to stop mass murder that's hell bent on murdering -- >> but there's got to be -- that can't be the
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Dec 6, 2012 4:00am EST
, aur rar ras, wildfires, and moonlight be seen by the naked eye. >>> stories making news across america on this thursday. in washington state, a 35-year-old relationship was officially legitimized a short time ago as the clock struck 12:00 out west. they became the first same sex couple to receive a marriage license in the evergreen state, a fitting honor for the couple who was featured in the ad campaign to legalize same-sex marriage. >>> newark new jersey mayor core rebooker is gearing up for his food stamp challenge. he will be on a steady diet of beans and vegetables and whatever else he can afford living on $35 of food stamps. he took on the challenge after getting into a debate with one of his twitter followers. >>> north of the border they suited up for the sled hockey. team u.s.a. earned enough wins for a spot in the semifinals. >>> sports, tipoff in the nba, bobcats, nicks. three seconds left new york's j.r. smith took the in bound pass and hit a fallaway jumper for a 100-98 win over charlotte. >>> in new orleans the lakers kobe bryant scored 29 points to be the only player in
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Dec 7, 2012 4:00am EST
on the ellipse. >>> some other stories making news across america. four holiday shoppers at a seattle macy's were hospitalized when the escalator they were riding malfunctioned. a store employee tells the seattle times she heard screaming and saw the escalator coming apart. another witness said the mechanical stairs started to buckle. the cause is being investigated. >>> in new york state fire officials are trying to figure out what caused a home to go up in flames so quickly. neighbors reportedly heard an explosion. family members inside the home were able to make it out in time, including a grandmother who had lost her own home during hurricane sandy. >>> employees at a new mexico store were shocked when they found out a semi-automatic handgun and several rounds of ammunition were packed in a frozen meat shipment. the package came from a meat packing plant in colorado and now they're working to track down the owner. >>> in san diego, forget online dating. one millionaire has purchased a billboard that reads, all i want for christmas is ayla tina girlfriend. really, buddy. along with an e-mail a
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Dec 9, 2012 10:00am EST
's -- that is a bad strategy for america. it's a bad strategy for your businesses, and it is not a game that i will play. chris: he wants a pretty good deal, a lot of things in it. when he sits down in that room with he and boehner, it's come down to the two of them, are both looking at the fact that obama won the election and he should get a tilt in his discretion, a 60-40 deal? >> i think boehner is a realist and when he said things like bahama care is the law of the land and backtracked a little, that's a signal. he's saying let's jump off the boat together, not the cliff, the boat. it's about legacy for both of them. chris: the president seems to insist on a rate hike for the top bracket, something close from 35 to 39.6. does he need something more in terms of taxing the rich, like getting rid of deductions for mortgage, charity, state, local? >> he's already got in his package which totals $1.6 trillion, an additional closing loopholes, capping deductions, so yes, he does need more. the president's in a very interesting position. he's got the high ground. he has narrowed the focus. he's g
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Dec 9, 2012 6:30pm EST
walmart credit card and get no interest if paid in full within 24 months. america's gift headquarters. walmart. >>> just call him johnny heisman, texas a&m quarterback johnny manzel who won college football's most prized award last night, just two days after turning 20. he led them to 10 and 20 against title winner alabama. a >>> the heaviest snow of the season is falling in parts of the dakotas, minnesota and michigan. there's been hundreds of car accidents in the past 24 hours. >>> and 800 santas, not the real guy, of course, he's busy, but just some folks who like to dress up and run around in the snow at the fourth annual santa claus running competition in germany. >>> when we come back, some of our bravest serving our country and serving well past active duty. that axiron is here. the only underarm treatment for low t. that's right, the one you apply to the underarm. axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger than 18. axiron can transfer to others through direct contact. women, especially those who are or who may become pregnant, and children should avoid contact where axir
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Dec 18, 2012 2:05am EST
-universal television >>> hello, everybody. it's monday. it's december 17th, an incredibly sad day all across america, and it seems like the whole world in light of what happened, the terrible tragedy in newtown, connecticut. we're just -- hoda and i are going to just send our love to everybody here today and try to make a little bit of sense out of the senseless along the way. >> i think, you know, we've been hearing the news all weekend, and it's been so difficult to even be a bystander and listen, and i think the hard thing for all of us -- and i know even me at home -- when hurricane sandy hit, you could do something. you could send clothes, money. you could physically help them clean up. in this ca you want to do something, but you're peeking into this really tragic, sad world, and the only thing i think a lot of people and parents can do is hug their kids and pray for those families, and i think there's a weird sort of -- don't you feel like a helpless feeling? you want to do something, and there's nothing worse than standing watching someone who is in pain and not being able to lean in and hel
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Dec 22, 2012 6:00pm EST
school in america. darcy spencer is joining us live near 14th street where a march is getting under way tonight. darcy? >> jim, i was able to speak to one of the organizers of this event this afternoon. he tells me when he was just two years old he witnessed his own mother being shot and killed. he says, in fact, the gunman turned the gun on him but fortunately it locked up and his life was spared. ever since then, he is an advocate for gun control. that's what this rally is about here this afternoon. the video we're going to show you was taken a few minutes ago as they were getting ready for this rally here in columbia heights. this is all about gun control. they're calling on congress, calling on the president to enact an assault weapons ban. they're calling for them again to take immediate action on this issue in light of the shootings in newtown, connecticut. we're going to hear from the gentleman i spoke about who lost his mother to gun violence and also we're going to hear from a little bit of the press conference yesterday from the nra national rifle association, their ceo. >> wh
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Dec 22, 2012 11:00pm EST
this week that more guns in schools in the hands of trained professionals could protect america's children. you can see an exclusive interview with the wayne la pierre tomorrow morning on "meet the press" at 10:30 right here on nbc 4. >>> well, what's your excuse? ahead tonight some of the surprising things people will tell their bosses to get the day off from work. >>> plus no more wind. it's now just >>> if you've ever told a little white lie to your boss to get some time off, apparently you're not alone. a new survey of 500 full-time workers found nearly half of them have called out sick when they were really just playing hooky. 27% say they have used jury duty as an excuse. about the same amount said they have lied about a death in the family to rack up some extra vacation days. even if you fool the boss, you're not fooling your colleagues. when someone calls out sick, 72% of their co-workers think they're faking it. oops. now, you call out sick -- >> all the time. >> and it's very difficult, because you do weather morning, noon and night. >> yeah. it's tricky business around here. you
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Dec 23, 2012 10:00am EST
of america. that's interesting, that's huge. you saw it starting to play out in the election and this is such a much more diverse country now and i'm wildly curious to see how that plays out. chris: it's amazing how people are not aware of it. >> no, no, so many people think it's the same united states but that's what's always made this country so cool, it's the reason i could always thought have not gone anywhere else in the world as an african immigrant and end up on this show next to you. chris: americans, true in sports and other things, put in the best player. >> demographers tell us most american citizens will be part of groups we now think of are the minorities but i think it's hillary clinton, things to come. she's going to run. i think this time she will organize the caucus states. had she organized the caucus states, she would have been the nominee of the democratic party. >> i know we are close to christmas so we want to think about the nice things but doom and gloom as helene said but global warming. nobody talked about it during the campaign. we have record level
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Dec 24, 2012 5:00am EST
association has been accused of being out of touch with america even by supporters. lapierre says he believes he's offering a solution that america wants. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children, than call me crazy. i tell you what the american people -- i think the american people think it's crazy not to do it. it's the one thing that would keep people safe and the nra is going to try to do that. >> reporter: lawmakers have acknowledged that putting armed guards in schools could be a piece of a solution, a solution they say is complex. they are divided on exactly where to go. one area where most agree is that the mental health care component needs to be addressed. reporting live in washington, i'm danielle lee. back to you. >> thanks. >>> the debate over gun control was evident throughout the washington area this weekend. a small but vocal group of gun control advocates showed up outside a gun shop in falls church calling for a ban on assault style weapons and ammunition and more funding for mental health programs. the nra's push t
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Dec 28, 2012 4:00am EST
news across america. we begin with a christmas morning raid on a new mexico walmart where thieves stole over $30,000 worth of merchandise. the smash and grab heist inside the empty store admitted cash, jewelry and four rifles, all while a security guard patrolled outside. >>> next, to connecticut where a scam artist faces charges for a disturbing crime. noel alba alleged closed as the aunt of noah pozner. >>> the buy-back wave recently hit los angeles. police collected over 5,000 firearms including a rocket launcher photographed by the "l.a. times." bridgeport, connecticut will hold their second buyback program, just 90 miles from newtown. >>> in utah, many flocked to a gun control attendance. in utah one of the few states that permits licensed weapons in schools without exception. >>> and finally, a kentucky state trooper initially had no clue how 22 horse it's turned up in his front yard christmas night. he learned it wasn't the work of santa but instead said the owners came forward and said the horses escaped after a storm hit their home. >>> now to sports, new mexico upset number ei
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Dec 28, 2012 6:00am EST
that removed saddam hussein from kuwait. a friend of his says schwarzkopf was in love with america and possessed with a sense of duty. he was 78 years old. schwarzkopf's death sparked reaction from many prominent american politicians and military leaders. former secretary of state general colin powell said "america lost a great patriot and a great soldier. his leadership not only inspired his troops but also inspired the nation." >>> the man accused of walking into sandy hook elementary school in shenandoah county, virginia with a two by four will be in court. the incident happened last week in strasburg. 33-year-old christopher johnson wrote high-powered rifle on the board. police say he made general statements about school safety. nobody was hurt. johnson is now charged with disorderly conduct. >>> today is the first day of the nation's gun show in chantilly. protesters plan to be out in full force. the group code pink is preparing to demonstrate outside the dulles expo center. do you remember this? this was at that nra announcement. the group interrupted that conference last wee
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Dec 31, 2012 11:00am EST
much. that was ronald reagan in 198 # 2. president reagan led america out of recession. history has a way of repeating itself. somehow washington never gets the message. >> president obama said he would push for a bill that would actually -- what it would do is include a renewal of the unemployment extension of the bush tax cuts for middle class americans who make less than $250,000 a year. some of us will be watching the ball drop in times square. we may hear the gauntlet drop on capitol hill. live in the newsroom. back to you. >> thank you, derek. >> we are also counting down to 2013. hundreds of thousands of people will bring in the new year in times square. organizers have been planning all year for the ball drop. wendy gi jlet has a look at the preparations. >> more than 2,000 pounds of confetti are in place. >> that's fantastic. >> ready to be thrown out by hand from buildings and times square at midnight. >> i have seen it on tv. looks like so much fun with the concerts and excitement in the air with people. >> it's magic. >> hundreds will come from all over the world. >> aus
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Dec 31, 2012 6:00pm EST
ircould change his mind, but unless he does and allows a vote, america goes off the fiscal cliff surrounding himself with middle-class americans, president obama had sounded optimistic this afternoon. it's not done. >> reporter: sources say taxes would rise on income over 4 to 500,000. a big win -- >> keep in mind just last month republicans in congress said they would never agree to raise rates. obviously the agreement is currently being discussed would raise those rates and raise them permanently. they made the president promising tax hikes above 250,000. not 450. >> well, i just think that's grossly unfair. >> a hangup -- democrats want a two-year postponement, covered by the new tax hikes. the president scoffed at republican demand for deeper spending cuts. >> shove only spending cuts down -- well -- shove -- shove spending cuts at us. >> reporter: so much for winning gop allies. >> laughs and jokes and ridicules republicans. why? >>> a bigger question is, will a deal get done? it's sure to kim s. >>> word that a deal was close on the fiscal cliff helped push stocks higher to
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Dec 9, 2012 6:00am EST
,000 wreaths are on their way to locations nationwide as part of the wreaths across america campaign. 100,000 are headed to arlington national cemetery. it started 20 years ago when a wreath company in maine had around 5,000 extra wreaths it couldn't sell. the owner decided to ship them to arlington and it's grown into a nationwide event. >> it's such a gorgeous sight. one of the first places i took my family members when they came to visit because it was beautiful to see. >> unfortunately, it won't be a pretty day to go outside and sort of enjoy all the festivities of the holiday season. cloudy skies have been a big part of our weekend. and rain chances are on the up and up. if you haven't stuck your nose out the door just yet this morning, be ready for it. it's probably going to be a fairly soggy start to your sunday. and not exactly the prettiest outdoor weather day. we've been talking about it for days how as a result would be your better weekend day. yesterday the sun gave us a brief appearance. for now we're off to a socked in, cloudy, rainy, soggy start. 51 degrees at downtown nati
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Dec 24, 2012 2:05am EST
for this week's episode of "open house." join us next week for more of america's top properties and design. and if you missed something on today's show, or you just want to see more of these amazing homes, head to openhousetv.com. you can also join our facebook family or follow us on twitter, @openhousetv. thanks for stopping in. i am sara gore, and i will see you next week on an all-new episode of "open house." >> announcer: from nbc news in washington, the world's longest running television program, this is "meet the press" with david gregory. >> good sunday morning. it's been nine days since the tragic shooting at sandy hook elementary in newtown, connecticut and the debate over gun control has been revived. here with us exclusively this morning, the man at the ten ter of that debate, the ceo and executive vice president of the nra, wayne lapierre. i want to get right to it. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> you proposed armed guards in school. we'll talk about that in some detail in a moment. you confronted the news media, you blamed hollywo
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